Access to Higher Education Diploma (Part Time)

Peter Symonds College
Course summary
2 years
3,020 GBP
Professional Training

Course description

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Part Time)

The ACCESS to HE part-time course will run from early September to late June for two consecutive years. In that time you will have to study three subjects from your chosen diploma. You can take one or two in your first year and the remaining one/s in your second year. Each subject will take 3.5 hours of classroom time in addition to a minimum of 3.5 hours of independent study. Depending on how many subjects you take in the year, and with the inclusion of Study Skills, this should take approximately 15 – 20 hours a week. Classes can be taken during the day-time or evening determined by your choice of subjects. The ACCESS to HE diploma, validated by ASCENTIS, will earn you 15 ungraded and 45 graded level 3 credits, which is recognised accreditation for entry into university.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who is the course for?

Those who need to gain the qualifications to go on to university and those who wish to develop and fulfil themselves through academic study on a part-time basis.

Entry qualifications:

None specifically needed, although it is useful if students have experienced working at level 2 (e.g. GCSEs). Most universities expect students to have grade C or above in Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent. Screening will be arranged to ascertain if students will cope with level 3 work.

Training Course Content

What does the course involve?

An in-depth knowledge of 3 subject areas from the following subject choices:Biology - Chemistry - Creative Writing – English Language & Literature - History - Human Physiology - Politics - Professional Healthcare Practice - Psychology - Statistical and Mathematical Methods. These subjects fall under DIPLOMAS, one of which will appear on the final ACCESS Diploma certificate: Allied Health Professions, Health & Social Care Professions, Humanities, Humanities with Mathematics, Nursing & Midwifery, Primary Teaching, Sciences or Social Sciences.

What topics will I be covering?

You will carry out academic study in the 3 subject areas chosen. You will also develop study skills of an academic nature i.e. essay-writing and study skills of a practical nature i.e. time-management. Students intending to apply to university will get help and support with their UCAS application and personal statement.

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Peter Symonds College AHED

AHED is the Adult and Higher Education division of Peter Symonds College. We offer a diverse selection of courses to suit all levels of learners, from introductory courses right through to full honours degrees, providing students with clear progression routes within...

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Peter Symonds College

Peter Symonds College Adult & Higher Education Division, Stoney Lane, Weeke, Winchester
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Average rating 4.7

Based on 3 reviews.

Kerry Burden
I was looking for a access course that fits in with my family life, when I met Nicky I knew I could do this. She was so nice and completely understood what I wanted to achieve. All my teachers in my courses are supportive and make you feel assured with your work and feedback. I am really enjoying my time and looking forward to my future.
Nikola Berry
Excellent course, excellent support from all tutors. Would definitely recommend this course as a step towards university.
Hannah Peach
Everyone staff and fellow students are so supportive and helpful. I cannot fault this course. I dont feel like im treated like a child i actually feel like an adult learner
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